Nutella Cinnamon Rolls

Soft and delicious Nutella Cinnamon Rolls are made from crescent rolls filled with Nutella and topped with an amazing glaze.

I love the simplicity of using canned crescent roll dough in this recipe, but if you’re feeling extra ambitious, you can always use Homemade Crescent Roll dough, or just add nutella to our classsic Cinnamon Rolls for the same effect.

Eight nutella rolls in a round baking dish

No Yeast or Rise Time Required!

Nutella sandwiches are a favorite in our home. Its a nice break from peanut butter and jelly, and lets face it, anything is better with a little chocolate. 🙂

I think most people freak out a little when they think of making cinnamon rolls. Working with yeast can be scary and it’s a bit intimidating. However, Im happy to report that this recipe requires NO YEAST thanks to a little shortcut.

These rolls themselves only require 3 ingredients, and the glaze also uses just a handful of ingredients (most of which you probably already have on hand). From start to finish it takes less than 30 minutes to have these on the table. I don’t know about you, but that’s my kind of cinnamon rolls!!

Nutella jar

Just 3 Ingredients!

All you need to make the actual rolls are:

  • Pillsbury crescent rolls
  • Nutella
  • Cinnamon

Yes, really! That’s it! The crescents are our shortcut so we don’t have to use any yeast to make the dough from scratch.

PREP. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9- or 10-inch pie plate or baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

DOUGH. Open your rolls (I used Big and Flaky Pillsbury Rolls) and carefully unwrap the dough. As you unroll the dough, try to keep it together and do not separate at the perforations. On a clean work surface, spread out dough in one long row (makes a tall rectangle). Press the seams together, overlapping them to close any gaps.

FILL. Generously spread Nutella over the entire surface, leaving ½-inch margins around all borders. Sprinkle how much cinnamon. you would like.

ROLL + CUT. Begin with a short side and tightly roll up the dough into a log. With a sharp serrated knife, slice into 8 equal-sized pieces.

BAKE. Place pieces in prepared pan with ½-1″ space in between each roll. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. 13 minutes did it for us. Baked but still gooey and delicious!

GLAZE. Right before rolls come out of the oven, make your glaze. Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth. You might need to play around with cream and sugar ratios until desired consistency is reached. As soon as you remove your rolls from the oven, pour your glaze and enjoy them chocolaty and gooey.

Closeup of nutella cinnamon rolls with glaze on top

Variations and Tips

Variations: It’s always fun to make little additions here and there to change a dish. Some changes I would give a try would be:     

  • Top with chopped pecans or walnuts 
  • Drizzle with caramel
  • Add cinnamon, white chocolate or mini chocolate chips
  • Cream cheese glaze or frosting

Making ahead of time: You can assemble all the ingredients, cover with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge overnight. The rolls may not be quite as fluffy as they are when baked directly out of the tube, but it’s still quite delicious. 

If you happen to have leftovers, cover the pan and STORE on the counter for 1-2 days, in the fridge for 3-5 days or in the freezer for 3 months. Thaw, if applicable, and reheat in the microwave or oven. 

Using homemade rolls: If you have a yeast rise cinnamon roll recipe that you love then all you have to do is spread some nutella over the dough before adding the normal cinnamon and sugar mixture and bake according to your recipe. If you want to try a new yeast rise cinnamon roll recipe try this One hour recipe from our site.

Nutella cinnamon rolls in a round baking dish with glaze drizzled on top

For more Cinnamon Roll recipes, try:

Nutella Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

5 from 8 votes
Soft and delicious Nutella Cinnamon Rolls are made from crescent rolls filled with Nutella and topped with an amazing glaze.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 202 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

Rolls

  • 8 count Pillsbury crescent rolls
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

Glaze

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9- or 10-inch pie plate or baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
  • Open your rolls (I used Big and Flaky Pillsbury Rolls) and carefully unwrap the dough. As you unroll the dough, try to keep it together and do not separate at the perforations. On a clean work surface, spread out dough in one long row (makes a tall rectangle). Press the seams together, overlapping them to close any gaps. Generously spread Nutella over the entire surface, leaving ½-inch margins around all borders. Sprinkle how much cinnamon. you would like.
  • Begin with a short side and tightly roll up the dough into a log. With a sharp serrated knife, slice into 8 equal-sized pieces. Place pieces in prepared pan with ½-1″ space in between each roll. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. 13 minutes did it for us. Baked but still gooey and delicious!
  • Right before rolls come out of the oven, make your glaze. Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth. You might need to play around with cream and sugar ratios until desired consistency is reached. As soon as you remove your rolls from the oven, pour your glaze and enjoy them chocolaty and oh so gooey.

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    My kids are obsessed with Nutella & these are gone within minutes at my house! They are a favorite of ours for breakfast!

  2. 5 stars
    You had me at Nutella and Cinnamon Rolls. I knew that I had to give this recipe a try! It did not disappoint! So simple to make to! So many great tips. Thank you!